Orbital Operations: Enhancing Space Flight Capabilities
Orbital operations are essential for space exploration and utilization, involving the management of technical systems in space. Examples of these operations include docking, refueling, repairing, or upgrading spacecraft in orbit. They offer numerous benefits for both manned and unmanned space flights, such as improving freedom of action, extending operational life, enhancing systems reliability, and increasing safety. Orbital operations can be categorized based on their complexity and purpose. They are crucial for various aspects of space exploration, including satellite management, lunar and planetary missions, and the establishment of extraterrestrial bases. By integrating orbital operations with surface-based activities, we can optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of space systems and unlock their full potential.